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Marc Blitzstein papers, 1918-2004.

Author: Marc Blitzstein
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Personal and professional papers of Marc Blitzstein (1905-1964), a composer, lyricist, and librettist, best known for his concern with making his work socially as well as artistically significant. The collection documents the creative process of composition and of Blitzstein's efforts to reconcile the political, psychological, and musical aspects of composition. Blitzstein was most famous for: his operas The Cradle
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Genre/Form: Manuscript collection
Scores
Compact discs
Microforms
Sound recordings
Named Person: Lina Abarbanell; Eric Bentley; Leonard Bernstein; Nadia Boulanger; Bertolt Brecht; Cheryl Crawford; Victor De Sabata; Marc Blitzstein; Gian Carlo Menotti; Marc Blitzstein; Billy Rose; Alexander Siloti; Deems Taylor; Marc Blitzstein; Marc Blitzstein; Bertolt Brecht; Deems Taylor; Alexander Siloti; Billy Rose; Gian Carlo Menotti; Victor De Sabata; Cheryl Crawford; Bertolt Brecht; Nadia Boulanger; Leonard Bernstein; Eric Bentley; Lina Abarbanell
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Blitzstein
OCLC Number: 613414095
Description: 40.0 cubic feet (39 archives boxes and 74 flat boxes), 71 reels of microfilm (35 mm), 23 tape recordings, and 114 disc recordings; plus additions of 0.5 cubic feet, 7 disc recordings, and 1 CD-ROM.
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Abstract:

Personal and professional papers of Marc Blitzstein (1905-1964), a composer, lyricist, and librettist, best known for his concern with making his work socially as well as artistically significant. The collection documents the creative process of composition and of Blitzstein's efforts to reconcile the political, psychological, and musical aspects of composition. Blitzstein was most famous for: his operas The Cradle Will Rock (1937), Regina (1949), Reuben, Reuben (1955), and Juno (1959); his motion picture score for Native Land (Frontier Films, 1942); The Airborne Symphony (1946); and his adaptation of The Threepenny Opera (1954).

The collection is comprised chiefly of scores and scripts, with recordings, related correspondence, research material, and clippings, pertaining to Blitzstein's work in motion pictures, opera, ballet, theater, and symphonic orchestra. Also included are personal papers such as correspondence, contracts, notebooks, and journals concerning his travels, writings and lecture materials, and scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and memorabilia, and a taped interview of Blitzstein and opera singer Lina Abarbanell (July 29, 1943). Papers of Blitzstein's wife, Eva Goldbeck (1901-1936), including many personal letters, journals, and unpublished writings, are also present.

Among the prominent correspondents are Eric Bentley, Leonard Bernstein, Nadia Boulanger, Bertolt Brecht, Cheryl Crawford, Gian-Carlo Menotti, Billy Rose, Victor deSabata, Alexander Siloti, and Deems Taylor.

The processed portion is summarized above, dates 1918-1983, and is described in the register. Additional accessions date 1980-2004 and are described below.

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